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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎792] (947/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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flahtnah's
relations
with Masqat
and war
with the
Qawasimi,
1817.
Migration of
Kahmah from
Bushehr to
Dam mam,
1819.
Pritish
dealings
with Rabmah
in conneotion
with the
flSs -al-
Ivhaimah
expedition of
1819-20.
of his case, persecuted him by every available means. In July 1816
a fort which Rahmah had constmcted at Dammam on the coast of
Hasa was blown up by the Wahhabis ; not without difficulty lie rescued
his family and effects at Khor Hassan, the removal of which to
Dara'iyah had been directed by the Amir; and at leno-th, in October
1816, he arrived at Bushehr as a fugitive and an exile, accompanied by
about 500 families and bringing- with him, besides smaller boats, two very
large Baghlahs, a great Batil and several Baqarahs. To the present day
the western and northern coasts of Qatar are dotted with the remains
of forts attributed to Rahmah.
The proceedings of this restless individual daring the next two years
form properly no part of the history of Qatar ; but still less do they enter
into that of any other district. At Bushehr Rahmah was well received
by Shaikh Muhammad, the Governor, who assigned a quarter for his
residence and that of his dependents ; nor did he delay to visit the
Biitish Resident, to whom he professed friendship for the British
Government and readiness to be employed in fighting the Qawasim,
whose day of reckoning was now at hand.
Saiyid Sa J id was anxious that Rahmah should become a subject of
Masqat and settle in some part of 'Oman ; but the pirate, who regarded
his patron as disgraced by the failure of the expedition against Bahrain in
816, declined the proposal. In 1817, however, Rahmah visited Masqat
with the object of inducing Sa J id to renew his attempts on Bahrain ;
ut he found the Saiyid occupied with various internal difficulties.
In 1817 Rahmah made a highly successful cruise against the Qawasim
and captured twelve ^ their boats while engaged in carrying supplies
rom a, ram to Ras-al-Khaimah; four of these he brought back with
him to Bushehr, and eight he sank or destroyed, for want of crews to man
, after removing part of the cargoes.
th/ 11 / 818 Ri J hmah rem OTed again from Bushehr to Dammam; and
thenceforward he may be regarded as eonnected with the province
of Hasa rather than with Qatar.
or 1819 that Rahmah ' eithel ' on his own account
against RisJ-Kh^ W0 " U ■ ioi " the Bl ' itish expedition
should they be offerer buUlal, ^ i™ 8 reSOlTe(1 t0 aCCept his services
object-the humiliation of tbe^Utob VTl ^ ^ ^ main
the punishment of thp n - • Bahrain—and with whom
come forward Instead TT'l WaS a SeC0ndar ^ matter ' did not
ofFars was end.! 7 820 ' When the Prillce
was endeavouring to organise an expedition against Bahrain in

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

Extent and format
2 volumes (1624 pages)
Arrangement

Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎792] (947/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575945.0x000094> [accessed 14 November 2018]

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